How to Make Photographs That No One Else Has Ever Done

"Everything has been done, and yet nothing has been done" Eliot Porter

John Telford, a native of Utah, has been making photographs of the landscape and environment for over 40 years. Now he shares what he's learned and we can make photographs that no one else has

John's photographs have been published extensively and exhibited both nationally and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. He has authored and co-authored seventeen books, and is now a retired Brigham Young University professor.

Some great images and background on John is here.

When: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 (corrected day)

Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot 2018 Cancelled

Yes! After four years of poor salt conditions, the Bonneville Salt Flats Photoshoot returns. On Saturday, October 6th the club will be back on the Flats for a very unusual photographic opportunity. This project draws on the creativity of all participants to produce a huge number of visual delights worthy of great image making. In addition to club photographers, we invite models, dancers, actors, musicians, yoga practitioners and others to be subjects in front of our cameras. All are invited to bring clothing and/or props to support their vision for image-making. Some examples include large picture frames, lawn furniture, a bicycle, a canoe, and miscellaneous statuary. Your imagination should be your guide.

Take all this creative energy and combine it with one of the most visually fascinating landscapes in Utah and expectations are high we’ll make some very cool photographs.

Get Full Details Here

When: Saturday, October 6

Where: Bonneville Salt Flats!



Utah Travels Photography Exhibit Now Open

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center in partnership with the Wasatch Camera Club is presenting the Utah Travels photography exhibit. This exhibit showcases more than 70 remarkable photographic images captured by over 40 Utahn’s during their travel experiences. It celebrates the beauty, richness and diversity of people, events, nature, and culture that is humanity and planet earth.

The show will run from Sep-6 through Oct-17 and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center’s hours are Mon – Thurs 9 AM – 7 PM and Fri – Sat 9 AM – 4 PM. The center can be found at 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City.

Check out the Utah Travels exhibit online.


Yellowstone in Winter - January 2019

Bundle up and join us in Yellowstone!   We’ll set our sites on some of the most spectacular and magical landscapes created in the snow and cold.  Over-the-snow coaches will transport us to the heart of Yellowstone, where frosty-faced bison linger near the warmth of the geysers.  Our private coaches will allow us access to pristine winter scenes punctuated with fascinating geothermal features including colorful hot pools, steaming geysers, and bubbling mud pots. 

Conditions can be very cold!  Please be sure you have suitable cold weather clothing and gear (boots, gaiters, gloves, jackets, hats) and are physically able to trudge through snow if conditions warrant. 

The number of participants on this trip is strictly limited to 10 photographers.  The club has reserved a block of motel rooms for three nights (January 3, 4, and 5) in West Yellowstone at a rate of $99 per night plus taxes.  Other expenses include approximately $340 per person (depending on the final number in attendance) for rental of the snow coach for two days ($170 per day per person), plus park entry fees and driver gratuity.  Full payment for the snow coaches and rooms will be required prior to the start of the trip, as this is a package arrangement.  Each participant is responsible for their own travel expenses and for meals during the trip.

Registration for this trip will be open through August 22, at which point we will conduct our lottery for slots if we have more than 10 registrants.  The $75 nonrefundable registration fee is required to pay for club expenses related to organizing this and other trips, as well as other club related expenses. 

Register Here

January 3 thru 5, 2019

Please contact Claudia O’Grady with questions about this trip.

Fall Color on the San Juan Skyway, Sep 27-30

 Southwestern Colorado’s San Juan range is highly regarded as the fatherland of western fall foliage. Join the Wasatch Camera Club as we cruise the San Juan Skyway capturing iconic seasonal landscapes of red, orange and yellow leaves, perhaps (cross your fingers) with a little dusting of snow on the high peaks of the Rockies. Club member and landscape photographer Tom Horton will host as we cruise the meadows and groves between Silverton and Telluride, with our HQ at Ouray (a clone of Park City), where we can share the day’s captures and plot the morrow’s adventures.


The San Juan Skyway is a large and diverse mountain area where you can get great images from the highway, gravel roads, heroic ATV tracks, hiking, and even horseback – your choice. With a wide range of elevations, colors are likely to be popping somewhere, and probably everywhere. Tom will furnish maps, local knowledge and discussions to help plan your excursions.

Logistics: Ouray is a 7-8 hour drive from the Wasatch Front through Grand Junction and Montrose, CO. The club has reserved a block of 15 rooms in Ouray for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (all travel, food, and accommodation costs are on your own). Carpooling is encouraged. Non-photographer guests who can stay in you room are welcome, as there are many tourist activities available within a reasonable drive of Ouray. Weather will likely be warm days and cool nights, with storms possible.

Register Here

Registration will stay open through July 25, at which time you’ll be required to pay your nonrefundable $75 registration fee.  In the event of excess registration, a lottery will be used to determine participants. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Claudia O’Grady.

Note: We require registration fees to ensure slots are used by everyone who registers. This discourages last minute drop-outs who leave open slots without adequate time to be filled by others.

Utah Travels Photography Exhibit

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and the Wasatch Camera Club are partnering for this year’s Utah Travels photography exhibition.  “Utah Travels” is a photo exhibit highlighting remarkable photographic images captured by Utahn’s during their diverse, global, travel experiences.  The exhibit allows an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers of all ages to publicly present their most distinct travel photographs.  Images may represent destinations thousands of miles away or a few miles from home.  Photos accepted into the exhibit will reflect the beauty, richness and diversity of people, events, nature, culture and all that celebrates humanity and planet earth.

Submissions now CLOSED

Lightroom Classes Announced

The Wasatch Camera Club is happy to offer a customizable series of classes to help you learn, or brush up on the rich features that lurk inside Lightroom. Taught by long-time club supporter and Lightroom wizard, Randy Collier, this series of classes are offered both as a full series of three or mix and match to meet your needs.

Note: class sizes will be limited so register soon.

  We know for many photographers Lightroom is the go to processing software. It's excellent at organizing, processing, exporting, and printing. It's also loaded with numerous cool features that many photographers many times overlook. Here's an opportunity to learn, refresh, and get dialed in to the latest version of Lightroom. (Note: we're talking about Lightroom Classic CC Release 7.4 or higher if one comes out.)

Location: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S 300 W, Sandy

Here are the per class details. You can select all, one, or two, OR for very experienced users - the In Depth Review:

1. Overview of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC,  July 11, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Understanding post-processing
  • Getting to know the workspace

Importing Image Management (Library Module)

Getting ready to work:

  • Importing and import pre-sets
  • Understanding catalogs
  • File organization
  • Working with keywords and other metadata
  • Using Collections to group images
  • Locating photos through search and filters

2. Post processing features and techniques (Develop Module)
July 18, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Methodology and technique to image manipulation
  • Using Light room’s batch editing features
  • Camera Raw vs. Lightroom
  • Copying files as different file formats
  • Picking and rejecting photos (culling)
  • Rating and coding for workflow

3. Exporting and printing from Lightroom (All the other Modules) July 25, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Creating Slideshows in Lightroom
  • Creating online galleries for the web or other devices
  • Printing Photos from Lightroom vs Photoshop
  • Creating export presets
  • Book Making made simple
  • Overview of Lightroom mobile interface
  • New features in the local adjustment tools
    • Using the new range masks
    • Color and Luminosity masking
    • The Transform panel

In-depth review of the latest update of Lightroom Classic CC (Standalone class for Experienced Users Only) August 1, 6:30 - 9:00PM

  • Profiles - what they are and how they work
  • New features in the local adjustment tools
    • Using the new range masks
    • Color and Luminosity masking
    • The Transform panel
  • All other new components, plus questions about all Lightroom Modules.

Technical Requirements:

  • Attendees must have at least some exposure experience with Lightroom Classic CC.
  • Laptops are welcome, but so are note takers.
  • You will need to have updated your Lightroom program to 7.4 or higher if available.
  • Bring some sample images you may wish to work on.

Register Here and Now

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